The facility provides care to approximately 82,000 veterans in
the midlands and upstate SC. CBOCs are located in Anderson,
Greenville, Spartanburg, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter, and Rock
Hill, and provide primary care, mental health, and telemedicine
services. Dorn VAMC is affiliated with the University of South
Carolina (USC) School of Medicine and provides teaching services
for students and residents.
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Please note: there may not be vacancies at all locations at the
current time. Applicants will be considered as vacancies occur.
We are recruiting for physicians for our outpatient Primary Care
Service at our outpatient clinics. The Columbia VA Health Care
System is one of the fastest growing VA Medical Centers in the US.
Our quality processes and practice innovations are excellent. The
medical center is affiliated and co-located with the University of
South Carolina, School of Medicine. We offer the unique opportunity
to serve special populations, teach while investing in long term
We are seeking full-time, board eligible Internal Medicine or
Family Practice physicians for primary care positions in Ambulatory
Care. He/she will deliver services to Veterans presenting for
health care. Duties will include day-to-day care of Veteran
patients presenting with ambulatory/primary care appointments.
He/she will provide comprehensive care (includes women's health
care) to our diverse population. He/she functions as an independent
physician who is highly skilled in the management/treatment of a
patient's primary care needs, including preventive, chronic and
urgent care. The physician will operate as a member of the team
practice model which has been developed at each facility with each
patient identified and placed with a primary care provider and on
an outpatient team. We have opportunities to work with special
populations including Geriatrics, OEF/OIF, Spinal Cord injury and
Wound care. We have opportunities to teach residents, medical
students, nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.
Please bring your special interest and unique talents.
Work Schedule: Multiple traditional Monday - Friday tours with a
rotating Saturday a few times a year. Tuesday - Saturday tours
available with an extended Tuesday and an abbreviated Saturday
(subject to change based on facility needs).
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Approved.
EDRP: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction
Program (EDRP), a student loan reimbursement program within VHA. If
selected for this position you must meet specific individual
eligibility criteria in accordance with VHA policy 1021 and apply
for EDRP within four (4) months of appointment. Final award amount
(up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) is
determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services office. If
selected for this position, please contact Sheri Hanna at
803-776-4000 x 6735 or Lesley Holbrook at 803-243-9679 for more
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is
not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA
- Designated and/or random drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- Incumbent will be required to maintain current Advanced Cardiac
Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS)
Applicants pending the completion of educational or
certification/licensure requirements may be referred and
tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements
- United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed
when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance
with VA Policy.
- Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting
from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The
degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by
the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course
of study was completed.
- Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or
surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United
States, or in the District of Columbia.
- Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved
by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core
specialty training program leading to eligibility for board
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Physical requirements outlined below.
Preferred Experience: Board certified or board eligible.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part
II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be
found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; straight
pulling (4 hours); pushing (4 hours); reaching above shoulder; use
of fingers; both hands required; walking (2 hours);standing (7
hours); kneeling (1 hour); repeated bending (4 hours); both legs
required; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4;
far-vision correctable in one eye to 20/50 and to 20/100 in the
other; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid
permitted); mental and emotional stability required.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
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